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Weighty challenge at BMO

BMO Bank Manager Chelsie Krentz logs the weight of her 250-pound heavy-duty Commercial Account Manager Philip Griffith.  - Brian Kieran/The Mirror
BMO Bank Manager Chelsie Krentz logs the weight of her 250-pound heavy-duty Commercial Account Manager Philip Griffith.
— image credit: Brian Kieran/The Mirror

At the Bank of Montreal on Shoppers Row the scales are definitely tipping in favour of the Campbell River Food Bank.

On Tuesday BMO Commercial Account Manager Philip Griffith stood on a set of bathroom scales, registered his weight at 250 pounds and issued a Food Bank challenge to his colleagues and customers: “Match my weight in food or build a tower of food two metres high to equal my height (with my cowboy hat on) by Dec. 1 and I will dye my hair pink.”

Griffith says all the food gathered will be donated to the Food Bank. “I drove by the Food Bank the other day and saw a long line up of people. I felt I had to do something to help. The Food Bank is such a great community volunteer organization and it deserves all the help we can give,” he said.

 

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